9 Which plug loads
consume the most
10 Using data for efficient
12 8 ways to save money in
15 Score an A in LEED
certification at school
with metrics and
16 Improve workplace
17 The best office plants for
indoor air quality.
18 Prepare your building
now for a hurricane.
6 EDITOR’S LETTER
Embrace Io T to achieve
your building goals.
38 FM COST TRENDS
WHAT’S KEEPING YOU FROM
PRODUCT INNOVATIONS 2018
It can be tough to know where to start with smart
building technology when there are Io T applications
for nearly every building system. Keep in mind that it
exists to make your job easier by keeping an eye on
performance and pointing out potential issues that
would be difficult to detect with conventional
Product Innovations is BUILDINGS’ annual award
program that recognizes the most effective and
innovative interior products. Several trends were
identified this year among submissions, including the
emergence of privacy booths, new acoustical elements,
and active and adaptable solutions.